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deformed

(dĭ-fôrmd′)
adj.
Distorted in form; misshapen.
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If a rocky body is smaller than about 500 miles (800 km) across, or if an icy body is smaller than about half that size, it won't have enough gravity to deform itself and reach hydrostatic equilibrium.
Deform is a finite element-based system that can predict chip form, cutting forces, temperatures, tool wear, and other parameters based on cutting tool geometry, feed, speed, depth of cut, and coolant.
That is a significantly high temperature when expecting zinc to remain hard and durable and not deform under load, and higher temperatures are more likely to cause creep strains.
Right next to the contacting layer close to the V-notch, the dispersed phase deforms to the thickness direction as shown in S of Fig.
The need to include FSI in this analysis is due to the fact that typically one of the rolls has a rubber cover that can deform and affect the flow rate.
But if you've seen how a load of snow can deform its branches, you've probably wondered whether there's a better alternative.
Certain bats can deform the shapes of their ears in a way that changes the animal's ultrasonic hearing pattern," said Rolf Muller, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech.
When compressive force is received from a wearer's thigh areas in the lateral direction, the reinforcing regions that are positioned to the left and right deform in a curved shape, and the buffer regions that are to the left and right are compressed.
Geologists will examine the samples to see what types of rocks line the fault and look for clues as to how they change shape, or deform, under the high pressures and temperatures that occur deep underground.
If you screw the nozzle on too tic you'll flatten and deform the o-ring.
In addition, high ejection or stripping forces may be required to push a cooled part off the core, and these forces can deform or wrinkle the part or impart added stresses.
As a result, the proteins become more stable and are less likely to deform into a dangerous new shape.